Link-N-Blogs: Oct 4, 1013

“Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die.”–Voltaire


1) Science: Good or evil?

As science and technology advances, we find ourselves continuing to wonder how far are we willing to push the boundaries. When Mary Shelly wrote Frankenstein, Or The Modern Day Prometheus, people considered the possibility of bringing the dead back to life. Now as the world continues to grow and develop, we turn to science to see if certain diseases will be cured, if people will be able to live longer, will cloning be allowed, or even if we can potentially play God’s roll and resurrect the dead. So I ask you, how far is too far?

2) A Survey of Literature’s Non-Traditional Marriage Proposals 

“Some proposals are perhaps better forgotten. The following unromantic, bizarre, poorly delivered or conceived proposals elicit reactions less like Molly Bloom’s orgasmically affirmative “Yes I will yes I will yes!” and more like this underwhelmed response to a lackluster offer in David Stacton’s A Fox Inside: “You might at least pretend…that I’m a person. After all, I move and talk like one the best way I can.” –Matt Seidel

3) This Week’s Cover: Inside ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

A new installment of The Hunger Games is set to hit the big screen. November 22nd marks the day that the movie hits a theatre near you. The sequel contains all your favorite characters, including Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta (Josh Hutchinson), and Gale (Liam Hemsworth). Don’t miss the premiere of Catching Fire and be sure to also get the all new soundtrack with features such as Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Ellie Golding, Of Monsters and Men, The Lumineers, and one of the best up-and-coming artists, The Weeknd.

4) Top 100 Children’s Books of All Time

An extensive list of some of the best and most memorable children’s books are listed on this website. Some of these books have greatly influenced my childhood and just about everyone can find a book that they can vividly remember. Which ones do you remember, while being in a your bed, curled up next to a pillow, as your parents read to you, right before you feel asleep? What comes in at the top spot?–Where The Wild Things Are.

5) Surface Pro 2 vs. iPad, Apple vs. Microsoft

Reading, watching movies, surfing the Internet. Tablets allow you to do many things, but there are many brands and choices out there.  Which one would you rather use?


“There are some themes, some subjects, too large for adult fiction; they can only be dealt with adequately in a children’s book.”–Philip Pullman


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